Star Wars Celebration finally returned after a two-year hiatus. The convention was hit, with plenty of excitement and fun for fans both in attendance and at home. But, the real fun of the Celebration is all the announcements. Lucasfilm uses Celebration to announce new projects and provide updates on existing ones. This year was no exception as there were plenty of announcements. We have compiled all the major ones for you to check out. So without any more delay, let’s get into it.
At Star Wars Celebration, on Day One, fans got treated to an excellent surprise. At the Lucasfilm Studio panel, it was announced that the red carpet world premiere of Obi-Wan Kenobi would be held right there, at Celebration! So, to add to the excitement, everyone in attendance at the studio showcase was invited! So, that evening, the convention center packed with fans in excitement for the screening of Kenobi. Clearly, it was glorious.
The first major announcement this year was the debut of Andor’s trailer. Additionally, Andor will have a two-episode debut on August 31st on Disney+. Lastly, it was confirmed that Andor season 1 will be 12 episodes long and that a second 12-episode season will start filming this fall.
The Mandalorian Season 3
The Mandalorian Season 3 will premiere in February 2023. While a trailer was shown at Star Wars Celebration, it was not released to the public. However, we know the trailer featured Bo-Katan who looked to be an antagonist and there was a big emphasis on Mandalore. Also, Babu Frik will appear sometime in season 3. We also got a look at the The Mandalorian Season 3 logo. Check it out!
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew
The next big announcement was Star Wars: Skeleton Crew. Skeleton Crew is a Star Wars show from Jon Watts. The show is “a galactic version of classic Amblin coming-of-age adventure films of the ’80s”. However, it’s set after Return of the Jedi and focuses on a group of kids. While it features kids, it is not a kid’s show and is similar in tone to The Clone Wars. The series also stars Jude Law.
The Ahsoka series has been in the works for a while. Firstly, Chopper, the droid from Star Wars: Rebels, will make his live-action debut in the show. Also, Natasha Liu Bordizzo was confirmed to be playing Sabine Wren. Finally, a brief teaser was shown at Celebration, but not to the public. The teaser showed glimpses of a few other Rebels characters such as Hera. However, no casting was announced for those characters. Finally, Ahsoka will premiere in 2023 on Disney+.
Tales Of The Jedi
Tales of the Jedi is a new miniseries that focuses on the Jedi of the prequel era. Three of the episodes will show Ahsoka at different stages of her life. While the other three episodes will focus on Count Dooku and his fall to the Darkside. Several voice actors from The Clone Wars tv show are returning to reprise their roles here. Additionally, Janina Gavankar is playing Ahsoka’s mother. Furthermore, Liam Neeson will voice Qui-Gon Jinn in an episode while his son will voice a younger version of the character. Tales of the Jedi will debut in fall 2022 on Disney+.
Lucasfilm also used Star Wars Celebration to talk about some non-Star Wars projects. Such as Willow, which is the sequel series to the 1988 film of the same name. Warwick Davis stars. The cast also includes Tony Revolori, Erin Kellyman, and Ralph Ineson. The series will premiere on November 30th, exclusively on Disney+.
Indiana Jones 5
Indiana Jones 5 will release on June 30, 2023, exclusively in theaters. Director James Mangold also took to Twitter to provide a first look at the movie.
Young Jedi Adventures
Young Jedi Adventures is a show aimed at kids. The show will follow a group of Jedi younglings during the High Republic Era. It will debut on Disney+ and Disney Junior in Spring 2023.
Star Wars: Visions
Star Wars: Visions returns in Spring 2023. However, this time the show will feature episodes from animation studios around the globe and not just in Japan. Countries such as Ireland, Chile, and South Africa among others.
The Bad Batch Season 2
The trailer for season 2 of The Bad Batch finally released during Celebration. The trailer features the crew with an all-new look. Darth Sidious and shots of Gungi, the Wookie Padawan from The Clone Wars, are also shown in the trailer. The Bad Batch Season 2 streams this fall on Disney+.
Star Wars Celebration Returns 2023
Lastly, Lucasfilm announced that Star Wars Celebration will return in 2023. Specifically, it will be held at the Excel Center in London, England from April 7 to April 10, 2023.
What did you think of this news? What announcement made you the most excited? Did anything disappoint you? Let us know by mentioning @ReviewedCinema on Twitter, and don’t miss Obi-Wan Kenobi Parts I and II streaming on Disney+ right now.